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March 19, 2009

The Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier at sunset

My mom snapped this shot of me, its so off center that it turn out nice lol.

The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier, but more commonly as the Paris Opéra, is a 2,200-seat opera house on the Place de l'Opéra in Paris, France. A grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time. The building is located in the IXe arrondissement and is served by the metro station Opéra.

1 History
2 Architecture and style
3 Influence abroad

Pictures from outside and inside The Palais Garnier.

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